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Lung-Healthy Recipe: Tomatoes with Mozzarella and Avocado

30 Apr 2018
| Under Diet and Nutrition, Recipes | Posted by

Studies have shown that tomatoes may help improve lung function in even smokers, and can slow the natural decline in lung function that occurs with age. This delicious, light lunch uses lycopene-rich tomatoes and heart-healthy extra virgin olive oil with tasty buffalo mozzarella.

PREP TIME: 5 minutes


This take on an Italian caprese salad gives you the same fresh taste using red wine vinegar instead of balsamic.


• 1 ripe tomatoes, cored and thinly sliced crosswise

• 4 oz. fresh buffalo mozzarella*

• 1 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil

• 1 tsp. red wine vinegar

• salt and pepper

• 1 Tbs. chopped fresh basil


1. Lay alternating slices of tomato, mozzarella, and avocado around the outside edge of each of two luncheon plates. You should have enough remaining to make a second circle in the center of the plate.

2. Drizzle with olive oil and a few splashes of vinegar.

3. Season with salt and pepper to taste and top with basil.

4. Serve immediately.



FAT 37 G


* NOTE: BUF free range grass fed buffalo mozzarella is a good option to purchase.

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